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Thread #68148   Message #1145842
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
25-Mar-04 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Death of Poor Bill Brown
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Death of Poor Bill Brown
Roud currently lists two examples only from oral currency: Arthur Howard and Will Noble. The song attributed to Johnny Gibbons is known only from print. It would be interesting to know whether the variant form mentioned earlier derives from local tradition or is a modern adaptation.

Can't help with recordings of Arthur or Frank, I'm afraid (beyond what you already have); Ian Russell is the man to speak to.

I saw Doc briefly last week. He nearly has the collection sorted out sufficiently for volunteers to start work on it.